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If you're a fan of The Bantams, take a look at the Bradford City Football Book. It goes far back in the team's football history. And we’re not just going back a few years here – a lot of coverage includes reports from the early part of the 20th century. It’s literally a year-by-year account of the club’s history, as reported at the time.
An early FA Cup win. Two seasons in the Premier League. And a whole host of ups and downs in between. This Football Book follows the fortunes of the Bradford City from 1907 onwards. Since the team were formed in 1903, there's over 100 years’ worth of memories to look back on.
The Bantams had only been in existence for eight years when they won their first FA Cup in 1911. Any Bantam’s fanatic will remember how sweet a moment that was for their favourite team. Just as well, then, that this football book picks up the action four years earlier in 1907.
This edition goes on to chart the club’s highs and lows for the subsequent 77 years prior to promotion into the Premier League in 1999. A 1-0 win over Liverpool marked the side’s recent zenith, since when their fortunes, like so many others, have taken a turn for the worse. Things get interesting at the end of last season’s League Two campaign, with much more from then on.
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The book is available with a variety of presentation options, with the recipient’s Name and a Message printed on the certificate on the title page.
All the articles are printed on luxury paper, produced from fully licensed scans from the original newspapers. The books are always updated with the latest season and bound by hand in a hardback book.
The binding process takes four craftsmen/women over an hour to create each book by hand. To make the books even more exceptional, there are special editions with extra personalisation, available below.
Some of the editions are available with colour content and pictures from 2006 onwards. As well as the original black and white content, editions offering colour content and colour pages will include the colour content where available.
This Personalised Football Book is 'Tabloid' size 38 x 31cm, available in a selection of smart, high-quality covers. All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror.
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Bradford City AFC was founded in 1903 and the club entered the top flight just five years later. The Bantams won the FA Cup in 1911, becoming the first side to lift the new trophy after the original prize had been lost. Bradford City was relegated from the First Division in 1922, but went on to win both the Second and Third Division titles. The club finally reached the Premiership in 1999, under the management of Paul Jewell. It had been 77 years since the club had last competed in the top flight. Jewell had signed older, more experienced players and so the promotion-winning team became known in the media as “The Dads Amy". The players proved the worth of experience however, as the Bantams successfully stayed up at the end of their first Premier League season.
A Bradford City Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Bantams. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Bradford Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Bradford City memorabilia collection.
This Bradford Football Book opens with the Bantams’ 6-3 win over Chelsea in 1907. It goes on to cover many of the great games through the 20th Century and the present era.
Early top stories in this Bradford City Football Book include becoming Division Two Champions in 1908 and beating Newcastle United 1-0 to win the 1911 FA Cup. The Gift Book includes Albert Whitehouse’s amazing seven goals in the 8-0 win over Tranmere Rovers in 1929. It also delivers a poignant piece on the sad events surrounding the Valley Parade fire of 1985. Read about the joy of Bradford gaining promotion to Division One in 1996 - beating Notts County 2-0 in the play off final - plus the fantastic achievement of gaining promotion to the Premiership in 1999. The Bradford City Books additionally relives the drama of a selection of high scoring games, such as the 9-1 win over Barnsley in 1932, the 11-3 thrashing of Walker Celtic in 1937 and the 5-4 win over Preston North End in 1992.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season in these special Gift Books. This unique insight into the Bantams’ history makes these books truly memorable Bradford Gifts and a great addition to any collection of Bradford City memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Bradford City memorabilia or looking for other Bradford gifts, why not consider our Bradford City Calendar or Bradford City Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Bantams’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Bradford fans. Other Bradford City presents include themed Spoof Football Headlines and Personalised Commentaries.